Start your own Facebook Fundraiser to help The Hellenic Initiative continue its work with nonprofits in Greece
March 15, 2019
Greek Independence Day is March 25th!
Start your own Facebook Fundraiser to help The Hellenic Initiative continue its work with nonprofits in Greece.
Alexander Sirris started a Facebook Fundraiser for THI and managed to raise $4,423 for the Wildfires Relief Fund!
“I know fires have been a huge deal in Greece! Even ever since I was younger I remember fires burning through areas of Southern Greece. I recall a time – 10-15 years ago – I had fallen ill and I was laying outside of my Grandparents house watching ash from the mountain fires fall over Kalamata.
After seeing the horrors of the fires in Mati and not being able to come volunteer in the relief effort; I wanted to do the next best thing. I’m fortunate enough that I have the platform and support of those around me in launching a successful campaign for those in need. I hope this shows kids, parents, and those living abroad and around the world that anyone can spring into action to help.”
A first generation Greek American, Alexander was born and raised in Virginia Beach. His parents are from Kalamata and Chios island. He is a graduate from George Mason University with a Finance degree and currently working in tech as a customer success analyst for Facebook.
$100 Helps train one person to become a fisherman.
Did you know? The majority of the 15,000 fishermen active in Greece are above 55 years of age, soon to be retired. At the same time, there are not enough young people entering the fishing industry. THI is supporting Enaleia, the country’s only official fishing school.
$200 Covers the medical expenses of unaccompanied children living in refugee shelters for one month.
Did you know? That there are over 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children without a home, living in Greece, in urgent need of protection and support. THI is supporting METAdrasi and The Home Project.
$1000 Funds one day of entrepreneurial support in a city outside of Athens and Thessaloniki through the GreenHouse program.
Did you know? Through the THI funded Venture Garden program we have offered entrepreneurial education courses in more than 10 cities around Greece outside of Athens and Thessaloniki.
$5,000 Helps us create a permanent new job in Greece.
Did you know? That’s roughly how much it is costing us to do so through the THI funded program ReGeneration. In total, we have helped create the country’s largest internship program with over 800 internships created working with the country’s top 350 businesses. Our interns have an 80%+ chance to get a full-time contract after their placement is over.